Approach her room on the third floor of The Madison and you will see a sign hanging on the door. “Portrait Artist,” it reads.
Ask nicely, and Evelyn will give you a tour of the place, including her desk populated with pencil drawings of friends or people she’s seen in magazines.
“I love to do portraits because I love people. I feel compassion when I draw,” she says with a meek smile.
Evelyn lost her previous apartment at a residential care home after it became infested with bedbugs.
“I had nowhere else to go. I was so scared,” she recalls. But now, Evelyn has found a safe place where she has the supports she needs to help cope with her mental health problems.
And she feels like she’s getting better every day.
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